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The MMA Vivisection - UFC 268: Usman vs. Covington 2 picks, odds, & analysis

Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch are back to break down this week’s UFC event at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY. With picks and odds for every fight on the card. From Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington in the main event down to Ode Osbourne vs. CJ Vergara in the opening prelim.

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Back to back top tier UFC cards feels like a real treat. UFC 267 is only just done and dusted and UFC 268 is already cropping up right on the horizon. In the main event, Colby Covington gets his chance at revenge against welterweight champ Kamaru Usman. With women’s strawweight queen Rose Namajunas taking on Weili Zhang in the co-main for the second time as well. Throw Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler, Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera, and Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo in there and it should be wall-to-wall mayhem.

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For fans interested in diving deeper into the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.

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Here’s a look at the UFC 268 fight card as it stands right now:

ESPN+ PPV MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington — At 5:20, Odds 33:43, Picks, Both: Usman
Rose Namajunas vs. Weili Zhang — At 36:29, Odds 52:48, Picks, Both: Zhang
Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler — At 53:43, Odds 1:01:30, Picks, Both: Gaethje
Shane Burgos vs. Billy Quarantillo — At 1:01:42, Odds 1:18:22, Picks, Zane: Burgos, Connor: Quarantillo
Frankie Edgar vs. Marlon Vera — At 1:18:39, Odds 1:24:31, Picks, Both: Edgar

ESPN NEWS PRELIMS | 8pm/5pm ET&PT
Andreas Michailidis vs. Alex Pereira — At 3:30, Odds 17:57, Picks, Both: Pereira
Al Iaquinta vs. Bobby Green — At 20:04, Odds 34:17, Picks, Both: Green
Phil Hawes vs. Chris Curtis — At 34:31, Odds 42:22, Picks, Zane: Curtis, Connor: Hawes
Edmen Shahbazyan vs. Nassourdine Imavov — At 42:40, Odds 50:19, Picks, Zane: Shahbazyan, Connor: Imavov
Jordan Williams vs. Ian Garry — At 51:29, Odds 56:40, Picks, Both: Garry

ESPN+ PRELIMS | 6pm/3pm ET&PT
Gian Villante vs. Chris Barnett — At 57:00, Odds 1:03:44, Picks, Both: Barnett
Dustin Jacoby vs. John Allan — At 1:04:22, Odds 1:10:28, Picks, Both: Jacoby
Melsik Baghdasaryan vs. Bruno Souza — At 1:10:39, Odds 1:20:15, Picks, Both: Baghdasaryan
CJ Vergara vs. Ode Osbourne — At 1:20:29, Odds 1:27:11, Picks, Zane: Osbourne, Connor: Vergara

For those of you following the picks made on the show, we started tracking them with the July 13th, 2020 Vivisections for ‘Kattar vs. Ige’... Standings for our last event, UFC 267: Zane went 13/14, Connor 11/14. So far, here are the overall standings: Zane is now 400/639 and Connor is now 389/639.

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